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Leadership Clark County informational meeting is March 18

Leadership Clark County is hosting a free information meeting on Tuesday, March 18 for candidates interested in learning more about the community leadership program and applying to enter the class of 2015.

Riverview Community Bank promotes promotes Washougal man

Riverview Community Bank recently announced the promotion of Daniel Cox to executive vice president and chief credit officer by the board of directors. “Since joining Riverview almost 12 years ago, advancing from a credit analyst to a commercial loan officer to running credit administration, Dan has made a major impact on our company. He has been instrumental in dramatically reducing our problem credits, crafting new policies and improving the loan approval process to better serve our stakeholders,” said Ron Wysaske, president and chief operating officer of Riverview Community Bank. “As a member of the executive management team, Dan’s input on the banks’ strategies and execution of the company’s business plan will be extremely valuable.”

‘Land and Environmental Art’ series continues at Vancouver library

The second event in the three-part series “Land and Environmental Art,” will be held March 13. Sponsored by the Clark County Arts Commission, with support from the Clark County Clean Water Commission, the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 “C” St.

Consignment boutique has children’s clothes and supplies

A mother of two girls has created a company that sells an assortment of children’s outfits and other supplies useful to parents. Amy Jo Begley opened 4Ever Growing Kids, in downtown Camas, in November 2013. “I wanted a business that I could bring my children to work with me,” she said. Begley previously provided program sales and administrative/bookkeeping services for a traveling children’s entertainment company for more than 12 years. “I was just inspired to bring a great quality consignment shop with great customer service, and I enjoy what I do,” she said.

Day spa provides hair, nail, skin services

An accomplished artist has opened a salon and day spa in downtown Camas. Rebecca Trimble, a medical aesthetician, provides skin treatments and painting classes, at Urban Style. The treatments include custom derma peels, facials, waxing services, spray tans and lash extensions. Urban Style Salon and Day Spa is located at 221 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 844-6061 or email Questions regarding the painting classes can be directed to Trimble at 852-4441 or or visit

Entrepreneurs are invited to PubTalk Feb. 18

The chief executive officer of a silkscreen supplies company will be the featured speaker at the next Clark County PubTalk. Ryan Moore will describe his journey from window washer and punk rock musician to founder of Ryonet, Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver.

Local accounting firm acquires another practice

An accounting firm with offices in Camas and Ridgefield recently acquired another practice. NWCPA, a certified public accounting and financial consulting firm, purchased the accounting and tax practice of Sharon Davenport.

Camas woman serves with the Association of Fundraising Professionals

A local resident has been elected to a volunteer leadership position with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Carol Van Natta, of Camas, serves on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board of directors. She is the executive director and chief development officer of the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Foundation. Van Natta is a past president of the local AFP chapter.

State Farm office relocates within downtown Camas

Friday was moving day for the employees of the downtown Camas State Farm Insurance office. Linda Huff and her staff have relocated from 605 N.E. Third Ave. to 350 N.E. Fourth Ave. The new location includes a larger main level office. Huff’s agency has been at the same site for 18 years. That office was previously occupied by Frances Strobeck and her State Farm staff for a decade. Meanwhile, the Focus Designs office has temporarily relocated from 350 N.E. Fourth Ave., to a vacant space next door at 340 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Linear Technology exec named to Workforce Development Council board

The controller of Linear Technology’s wafer fabrication plant in Camas is among the newest board members of the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council. Jim Lucey has served as controller for 16 years. He previously was the financial accounting manager at Linear’s corporate headquarters in Milpitas, Calif. Lucey is a former accounting manager at Price Waterhouse. He serves on the board of the Association of Washington Business and has been involved with several education and vocation advisory boards, including the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative Manufacturing Industry Panel and the Clark County Skills Center. For more information, contact Executive Director Jeanne Bennett at 567-1073, email or visit